My ex moved 22 hours away because of his girlfriend's job. He did this long after our visitation schedule and child support order were put into place. Our kids are 6 and 8. He moved about 2 years ago and the kids have never been to his place to visit. (He has traveled back 3 times and saw them for a day each time). They maintain contact via phone mostly.
Okay, so now on the phone yesterday he says to me, "in a couple of years when me and _______ get a condo, we are planning on having an extra room so that the kids can stay entire summers with us."
Me: An entire summer? How would that even work? How would you pay for childcare?
Him: Well ________ and I have different work schedules so they would only be home alone for a couple hours each day.
Me: That isn't happening.
What would you propose in this situation?
I don't pay for childcare for the kids because I am a teacher so that is not within my budget. There is no way I would consent to letting my kids stay home alone in a new place for a few hours a day. I also wouldn't be able to give him "his CS" for those months because I rely on the CS I receive for subsidizing some of my bills.